The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily
Perseus Pub., 2002 - 246 pages
In this work, Theresa Maggio takes us on a journey in search of Sicily's most remote and least explored mountain towns. Using her grandparents' ancestral village of Santa Margherita Belice as her base camp, she pores over old maps to plot her adventure, selecting as her targets the smallest dots with the most appealing names. Her travels take her to the small towns surrounding Mount Etna, the volcanic islands of the Aeolian Sea, and the charming villages nestled in the Madonie Mountains. Whether she's writing about the unique pleasures of Sicilian street food, the damage wrought by molten lava, the ancient traditions of Sicilian bagpipers, or the religious processions that consume entire villages for days on end, Maggio transports readers to a wholly unfamiliar world, where almonds grow like weeds and the water tastes of stone.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Peggy72 - LibraryThing
Very evocative writing, simple and heart-rendered. You can tell the author has a deep and emotional connection to this place. She is not a casual tourist but someone who takes the time to entwine and ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - taconsolo - LibraryThing
This book makes me long to live in Sicily. Time seems to have stood still in the mountains of Sicily. Your taken back, in some respects, to feudal times. and the people are so diverse - friendly in ... Consulter l'avis complet